Author: Ming

Orh Luak aka Oyster Omelette

Lim’s Fried Oyster: Finally tried it

Orh luak (or orh jian if you prefer) featured prominently in my teenage diet. This was mainly due to the convenience of living near Boon Lay Market. The orh luak at the stall that my family frequented was not spectacular, but it was good enough for us. When wifey and I first moved into our own...

Mount Komagatake and Lake Onuma at Onuma Park

Onuma: Taking a Breather from Hakodate

Wifey and I walk a lot on our travels in Japan. While most of the walking is done within the cities we visit, every now and then, we take a side trip out to experience the surrounding area. Onuma was one such side trip we took when we visited Hakodate in...

Salted Egg Tempura Don at Don.档

Don.档: Another New Beginning

Jalan Besar seems to be a hotspot for new eateries and cafes in recent years. We were lucky in that we moved to the area just when the cafe scene was starting, with Chye Seng Huat Hardware leading the charge; hence we bore witness to the changing landscape here as well...

Furano Melon

Furano in Summer: Where Melons Rock

Furano is synonymous with its lavender fields and this is definitely the key reason which draws visitors to the area. One other famous product of Furano is the Furano melon. When we visited Farm Tomita in summer, we took the chance to drop by the Tomita Melon House (TMH). TMH was fairly easy to...

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016 Cosplay

Anime Festival Asia SG 2016 Day 3 Cosplay

AFASG2016 Cosplay These are some of the cosplay from day 3 of the AFA. Personally, while I don’t really follow the scene, I can see that the standard of cosplay locally is improving year-by-year (comparing this year to, say, 2009). The event grew a lot too; there were cosplayers from other countries...

Bak Kut Teh @ Ya Hua BKT

亞華 Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh (Ngee Ann City): Big fat nope

I’m a small fan of bak kut teh. It is one of those things I started appreciating after I grew up. While I cannot claim to be a bkt expert, I do have experience eating the undeniably top few bkt in Singapore: Ng Ah Sio, Founder’s, Song Fa, and Ya Hua....

Chicken Schnitzel with Grilled Raclette Cheese

The Western Co.: They’re back

The Western Co. probably broke some hearts when they closed back in September. In a short stint of 3 months, they won over many fans with their winning combination of raclette cheese and cheap prices. Now, these fans will be delighted to know that The Western Co. is back in business just...

Pu Er Tea

瑞春 Swee Choon: Now serving lunch [Updated]

Updated on 10 Jan 2017 Growing up, I was never a fan of dim sum. It was breakfast food (a meal I usually skip), expensive (portions are so small, yet the prices are so high), and mostly made up of stuff I did not eat as a kid (chicken feet?...

Gunpla WIP

Gunpla 大好き

What is Gunpla? For those of you unfamiliar with the term, Gunpla is a portmanteau of “Gundam” and “plastic model”; in daily use, the term “gunpla” refers both to the model kits and the hobby of assembling and painting these kits. Gunpla and Me My own journey for gunpla began 20 years...

天津炒饭 @ 餃子の王将

Gyoza no Ohsho (餃子の王将): The star is the tenshin chahan [Updated]

Updated on 7 Dec 2016 Gyoza no Ohsho is a chain from Japan Gyoza no Ohsho (餃子の王将) is a Japanese chain that specialises in Chinese cuisine. There are more than 600 branches in Japan, majority of which are clustered in Kyoto, Tokyo, and Osaka. In Singapore, there is 1 branch...